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p. 655. Strategylocked

  • Harry Sidebottom

Abstract

Examining the grand but unfulfilled decisions and plans of various leaders and races from the ancient world allows us to learn a great deal about ancient strategy in warfare.‘Strategy’ looks at a selection of the stories that are generally ignored or dismissed by modern scholars. Such stories tell us a lot about how the classical culture saw the world of warfare, for example: the Athenian expedition to Sicily during the Peloponnesian War in 415 bc; Athenian ambitions in the West; and the strategies of the Romans for their ‘grand’ empire. The Romans discussed strategy in terms that were rational for them but might seem odd to us.

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